Accompanying Image / Photo Example: 

Andy Warhol, Cheryl Tiegs, 1984, Polaroid®, Courtesy Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University. © 2012 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York 


Contemporary Arts Center

44 East 6th St.
Cincinnati OH, 45202  

(513) 345-8400
Monday 10 am–9 pm
Tuesday closed
Wednesday through Friday 10 am–6 pm
Saturday and Sunday 11 am–6 pm


Image Machine: Andy Warhol and Photography
September 22–January 20, 2013

Opening Party

Friday September 21, 7 pm–10 pm 
$10 admission, free to CAC members

The Contemporary Arts Center features a groundbreaking exhibition co-organized by the Contemporary Arts Center and the Rose Art Museum devoted to Andy Warhol’s use of photography as source material. Andy Warhol has been anointed “The Prince of Pop Art” for introducing iconic images of commercial products and glamour stars, such as Campbell’s Soup Cans and Marilyn Monroe into the lexicon of art. His transformation of art by appropriating the photographic image from mass media marked a significant shift in our cultural history. Warhol’s Pop Art images have largely defined the perception of the artist; however, until the Warhol Photographic Legacy Program, the vast extent of Warhol’s photographic output was relatively unknown and little studied. This exhibition examines the central role of photography in Warhol’s art—its relationship to his portrait painting, and documentation of the artist’s social life. Also included is a recreation of the Contemporary Arts Center’s famous 1966 Warhol wallpaper installation, Holy Cow! Silver Clouds!! Holy Cow!. A new catalogue accompanies the exhibition.

The Contemporary Arts Center provides the opportunity for all people to discover the dynamic relationship between art and life by exhibiting, but not collecting, the work of progressive artists.